10 Hammer Toe Symptoms
Toe Joint Rigidity
One of the hallmarks of hammertoe is rigidity in the toe joint. People frequently complain that they cannot wiggle or straighten their toes.
In the beginning stages of hammertoe, the affected toe is flexible and easily straightened. However, as the condition progresses, flexible toes become more rigid and painful to straighten. Eventually, the affected toe may become so stiff that surgical intervention might be the only way to correct it.